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30 Life-Enhancing Things You Can Do in 30 Minutes or Less post written by: Marc Chernoff Email Many of us attempt to measure our happiness based on the duration of certain favorable experiences in our lives.

30 Life-Enhancing Things You Can Do in 30 Minutes or Less

Discover the cosmos! Each day a different image or photograph of our fascinating universe is featured, along with a brief explanation written by a professional astronomer. 2012 March 12 The Scale of the Universe - Interactive Flash Animation Credit & Copyright: Cary & Michael Huang

APOD: 2012 March 12 - The Scale of the Universe Interactive

APOD: 2012 March 12 - The Scale of the Universe Interactive

International Cost of Living Comparisons

Please, fill in both cities The biggest free database of prices in the world! More than 798,000 prices in 1,617 cities entered by 207,000 users like you! Recent Prices Added Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area in Beijing costs 元14,000 (31 minutes ago) Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area in Al Ain costs Dirham 10,000 (about 2 hours ago) 1 kg (2 lb.) of apples in Bergamo costs €3.00 (about 2 hours ago) Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio in Darwin costs AU$60 (about 2 hours ago) Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio in Bangkok costs 2,000 ฿ (about 2 hours ago) Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area in Lima costs S/. 3,500 (about 2 hours ago) International Cost of Living Comparisons

Still life: Bent objects & OWNI.eu, News, Augmented

Still life: Bent objects & OWNI.eu, News, Augmented UPDATE: The Return of Bent Objects Wires transform these objects from inanimate to hilarious works of art. Little polish girl
"What if..." Movies reimagined for another time & place on the Behance Network

10 Instant Emotional Fitness Tools | Psychology Today

10 Instant Emotional Fitness Tools | Psychology Today When things get out of control and you momentarily lose your emotional balance, there are any number of little things you can do to regain it. Here are ten tools to help get you started. 1.
SExpand Who needs an invisibility cloak when you can be transparent? Researchers in Japan recently developed a chemical reagent that turns biological tissue transparent, opening doors to optical imaging techniques and avenues of research that scientists have long only dreamed of.

A chemical that can turn your organs transparent

A chemical that can turn your organs transparent
Tom Robinson Travel Photography: Central America

Tom Robinson Travel Photography: Central America

The diversity within South America is staggering, mountains, glaciers, deserts and waterfalls. It has them all. Over the course of six months I travelled down Chile, up Argentina, around Bolivia and through to Peru. What I saw and experienced along the way will live with me forever.

The Top 10 Psychology Studies of 2010 | Psychology Today

The end of 2010 fast approaches, and I'm thrilled to have been asked by the editors of Psychology Today to write about the Top 10 psychology studies of the year. I've focused on studies that I personally feel stand out, not only as examples of great science, but even more importantly, as examples of how the science of psychology can improve our lives. Each study has a clear "take home" message, offering the reader an insight or a simple strategy they can use to reach their goals , strengthen their relationships, make better decisions, or become happier. If you extract the wisdom from these ten studies and apply them in your own life, 2011 just might be a very good year. The Top 10 Psychology Studies of 2010 | Psychology Today
When you meet your robot overlord, it may be wearing super-intelligent skin designed by a Stanford researcher--a solar-powered, super-sensitive, chemical-sampling covering that makes your meatbag covering look pathetic. Zhenan Bao is behind the advances, and the recent development centers on a stretchable solar cell system that can expand and shrink along two different axes, making it perfect for incorporation into artificial skin for robots, human prosthetic limbs, or even clothing. Bao's earlier successes with artificial skin have resulted in a highly flexible and durable material, which is part of a flexible organic-chemistry transistor, built on a thin polymer layer.

Robot Skin Can Feel Touch, Sense Chemicals, and Soak Up Solar Power

Robot Skin Can Feel Touch, Sense Chemicals, and Soak Up Solar Power
peter blaskovic | escape motions

peter blaskovic | escape motions

This is my experimental research in field of art, graphics, math, physics... I have fun to mix different subjects together and finding a new ways of expression. Some of them have great usage in new medias, production or simulations, some of them are just for fun. :) Experiments are created in Processing or Flash . Processing is a great open source programming language for artists.

Breathingearth - CO2, birth &death rates by country, simulated real-time - StumbleUpon

The Breathing Earth simulation Welcome to Breathing Earth. This real-time simulation displays the CO2 emissions of every country in the world, as well as their birth and death rates. Please remember that this is just a simulation. Although the CO2 emission, birth rate and death rate data used in Breathing Earth comes from reputable sources, data that measures things on such a massive scale can never be 100% accurate.
Albion Basin, near the ski resort of Alta, Utah is renowned for its abundance of summertime wildflowers, and the area offers several great hiking and biking trails. During this visit I encountered a moose, and briefly considered a career as some sort of wildlife panorama photographer, until I came to my senses and realized that any such career could be short lived. Once the summer wildflowers have passed, autumn hikes offer a calm and peace all their own. - Martin van Hemert Albion Basin, Utah - 360 Degree Immersive Panorama - StumbleUpon
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Metals Like Plastics: Meet the Supermaterial That Could Change Gadgets | Fast Company - StumbleUpon Picture a metal that's so clever it can be blown into a mold like plastic materials, then think of the amazing gadgets that could be crafted from it--things that make Apple's unibody Macs look like child's play. The advance is coming from research at Yale, where scientists have been working on what's called bulk metallic glasses (BMGs) and have perfected the technology to the point it's as useful, potentially, as everyday thermoplastics are today. Metals are essentially crystalline on an atomic level. Their atoms, when in solid state, are arranged in pretty regular arrays, lined up neatly in rows and layers like the carbon atoms in a diamond.

learn morse code

This is a code listening tool. Print it on your printer. Place your pencil where it says START and listen to morse code. Move down and to the right every time you hear a DIT (a dot). Move down and to the left every time you hear a DAH (a dash). Here's an example: You hear DAH DIT DIT which is a dash then dot then dot.